Galois Awarded $15.3M DARPA Contract for BASALISC Project

We’re thrilled to announce Galois has been awarded a $15.3M DARPA contract for our BASALISC project. This is part of DARPA’s Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program, which aims to accelerate the “last mile” of data encryption with purpose-built ASICs that accelerate fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) computations. A key aim of the project is that our hardware should be cloud-ready—suitable for deployment in typical cloud server installations—to maximize commercial and government transition potential. This project seeks to bring homomorphic encryption performance within a factor of 10 of computing “in the clear,” something not possible using current software-only or hardware-accelerated approaches. Learn more about the project on our blog.